FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Why is the Quality of drinking water deteriorating?Our water sources are increasingly getting polluted. As a result the water we receive in our taps is full of impurities and not fit for drinking. River water, which is our primary source of water, gets contaminated due to various reasons such as direct disposal of sewage by municipalities, excessive discharge of industrial pollutants, use for daily chores like washing, bathing, livestock bathing, garbage disposal, etc.Water sourced from groundwater too has deteriorated due to the excessive use of pesticides & insecticides in agriculture, which seep into the groundwater as well as get washed away into the rivers. Decreasing levels of groundwater also attracts natural contaminants present in the earth such as Arsenic, Fluoride, Lead and Heavy Metals, which make the water hard.
Furthermore the places where Municipal water supply is controlled to meet the drinking quality standards, may also have a risk of getting contamination because the water supplied may be pure but while passing through old and rusted pipelines in the houses there is a high possibility it of getting contaminated.
What types of harmful impurities are found in drinking water?
Impurities found in drinking water can be broadly classified into:
a) Suspended impurities such as mud, dust, sand, bacteria, viruses, cysts, etc
b) Dissolved impurities that become soluble in water such as-
1. Pesticides (commonly found in borewell water)
2. Arsenic & Fluoride (found in groundwell water)
3. Heavy Metals salts like mercury, lead, copper, cadmium (from industrial wastes)
Why it is essential to remove dissolved impurities from drinking water?
Dissolved Impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, Fluoride etc. are harmful to our health. They may cause serious diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A & B, jaundice, typhoid and even cancer. They also spoil the taste of water. When these dissolved impurities are removed, the water becomes healthy as well as tasty.
What types of technologies are available for purifying water?
The most commonly used methods of purification are Chlorination, Boiling, Ultra filtration (UF), Ultra Violet (UV) Disinfection and Reverse Osmosis (RO) Purification.
Why boiling alone does not make water fully safe for drinking?Boiling eliminates bacteria and viruses but leave behind harmful dissolved impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, Fluoride etc. Just as we cannot remove dissolved salts from water by boiling, similarly we cannot remove dissolved impurities from water by boiling.
Presence of such impurities in water may cause serious diseases such as cholera, hepatitis A & B, jaundice, typhoid and even cancer.
What are the disadvantages of purifiers using only UV technology?UV purification has been popular since last few years. It does eliminates bacteria and viruses but leaves behind dissolved impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, Fluoride etc.
What are the advantages of purifiers using RO technology?
RO purification is the 21st century technology and has gained popularity in a very short period of time because of it’s outstanding performance. Apart from eliminating bacteria and viruses, it effectively removes dissolved impurities leaving behind just pure and healthy water to drink.
What should be the desired performance of a modern water purifier?
The need of today’s modern lifestyle is to have all in one purifier that should be based on plug and play concept thereby requiring no installation and must be easy to operate and maintain. It should be able to effectively remove harmful dissolved impurities such as Pesticides, Rust, Heavy Metals, Arsenic, Fluoride, etc apart from other impurities like bacteria and viruses and must not waste any amount of water during the purification process. Further more it should provide the water at the temperature that best suits our requirements.
Thankfully, such a purification technology is available today in the form of Aquaautomat.
What is Aquaautomat’s Zero water wastage technology?
In normal RO purification process 3 litres of water is wasted to get 1 litre of purified water. Aquaautomat’s Zero Water Wastage technology enhances the performance of RO water purifiers and reduces the rejection to just 1 litre of water for every 1 litre of purified water. And furthermore this Rejected water is collected back into feed tank, which can later be utilized for household purposes i.e watering the plants or mopping purposes. So practically with zero water wastage technology we see 100% water recovery.
How can you use rejected water discharged by RO purifiers, with the help of Aquaautomat’s Zero water wastage technology?
The rejected water can be used for household purposes like washing utensils, watering plants, mopping, cleaning, etc.
Why is it important to choose a water purifier brand that has a good after-sales service backup?
Continuous availability of pure water to one’s family is essential. Keeping this in mind, it is important to have a good after-sales service back-up, so that in case if any unexpected problem arises with the purifiers, it can be addressed in the least possible time.